My experience at the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sanders was very successful. I enjoyed every aspect of the stations/reenactments. I found it interesting that the people actually doing the reenactments lived at the site. They had their own individual tents and beds where they slept. I say that I could live in those times, but really thinking about it after watching how their life would have been, I might take that comment back. Seeing them in that lifestyle made me realize how good we actually have it now of days. Another part of the field trip I seemed to tune in to was the speeches given by: Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, and Abraham Lincoln. Hearing them speak into detail about their experience through the Civil War was fascinating to me. It made me really think about what I was learning. I really would like to know where they got all the information they presented because they did go into great detail. The woman spinning the wheel with the wool was quite the talker. I loved standing there listening to her talk about different ways that her hobby is unique. You could tell that the woman was very educated on the Civil War topic. Lastly, I enjoyed when the guy gave us the inspiring speech while we ate our snacks. He was very passionate about his beliefs of the Civil War. He told us that the reason for the Civil War was because of states’ rights, not slavery. He shared to us how the Confederates would of looked at the Union. He talked down to them, making…
acknowledge their freedom “contrabands”
* GIFT to slaves?
* Black soldiers weighed in the scale of the civil war – union victory
* Vincent Harding (1981)- Lincoln hesistated and the self-liberated fugitives into the union lines took freedom into their own hands- blacks had already claimed to be living proclamations the emancipation proclamation confirmed and gave ambiguous legal standing to their freedom
* Two corollaries of the self-emancipation thesis- 1) Lincoln hindered more…
Movie’s and Violence
The “Gone with the Wind” movie was made in 1939 as a forensic evaluation of the largest ever American Civil War, capturing the start of the war in 1861 and ending 1865.1 “The American Civil War only having a handful, prior and after, smaller civil wars or general interstate resolutions; that gave similar or no anguish to the American hearts within 1861 to 1865 and their 34 to 36 states of USA such as possibly: (1-The Toledo War 1830 [Michigan v. Ohio], 2-The Walton War…
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Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States of America in 1860. He was president during the Civil War which began due to a disagreement on slavery between the north and the south. Thanks to Lincoln and his never-ending determination and leadership skills, the north and the south were brought together again after four years of fighting. Lincoln’s death was not in vain because it brought the country back together and…
written in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe. In reality the life of a slave was cruel and sadistic. Southern slave-owners feared open rebellion but this was very common for the south. Slaves did fake illness, sabotage farming machinery, and even committed murder to defend them against slavery. Tensions between the north and south states increased and so did the push to abolish slavery. Thus the Civil War broke loose, and would change the future of the American nation.
The Civil War began in 1861…
ground. His charge had failed. He had dramatically changed the war for his country
2. African Americans contributed a lot to Civil War. At first they received discrimination. However by the end of the war about 200,000 African Americans had fought for the Union. Also the African Americans at first were not allowed to fight in battles they could not even have ammunition. The white soldiers in this war receive better pay then the African Americans. They were allowed to fight in battles.
The American Civil war
This is what I think of the battle of Gettysburg is that it was a great turning point of the war and vengeance that the union army took from what had happened at the battle of Fredericksburg the blood, body covered field from that day. The confederate army led by General Robert E. Lee and Longstreet had a plan to completely destroy the union army defensive line.
This may be the greatest turning point of…
The American Civil War was a major turning point in the history of the United States. The war between the North and South forged the blueprint for what would become the society we live in today. Arguably, slavery may be the biggest cause for civil war between the North and Southern states. But, there were other fairy large contributing factors to the Civil War.
The Missouri Compromise although its subject was slavery forged a larger divide within the states and sparked the beginnings…
Department of Archives and History.
A Declaration of the Immediate
causes which induce and justify the
Secession of Mississippi from the
The American Civil War (1861-1865) left Mississippi
in chaos with its social structures overturned, its
economy in ruins, and its people shattered.
Historians continue to debate why Mississippi and
her sister southern states chose to leave the Union.
Issues such as state’s rights and high tariffs are
relations between former slaves and their former masters. Many southerners were still in opposition to being governed by a government and the abolishment of slavery. The government sent soldiers to help keep peace in the war torn south.
6) The post-Civil War conquest of the West, including the “displacement” of the Native American tribes.
After the Civil War the West became a very popular place for Southerners to try to escape government control and for slaves to leave…